The Good Life by Deb Mia

Okay. I have rewritten the opening of this post a million times, unsure of where to begin. I’m sure it won’t come as any surprise when I say that life following the debut of my novel, GOOD THINGS (Berkley Books, Feb 2007), was anticlimactic. Every author tells you this: they wake up on the morning of only to discover that they still have the same bad hair and dirty laundry…

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here’s a Little Something to Warm You Up by Deb Mia

Now, I know you probably won’t believe me, but it’s freezing in Hawaii right now and I’m layered in fleece, double socks, and long johns as I write this. It’s getting so bad that I placed an order with LL Bean for a bunch of hats to wear when we sleep (no joke). Granted, I live up in the mountains and not at the beach, but still! This is Hawaii,…

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mama Mia – Here We Go Again by Founder Mia

So, if you’re like me, you kind of like to make plans about this whole writing thing and generally espouse on how great being a published author is. For example: “I’m going to write my next book in three months’ flat!” “I’m going to write my next book right after that!” “My writing career is off to a great start!” “I love being able to write whenever I can!” “I…

Saturday, November 17, 2007

PMS is a Good Thing by Founder Mia

Here’s a pithy quote I read on a card the other day: My greatest fear is that PMS does not exist and that this is the real me. There was a picture, too, of a slightly-crazed, intense-looking artsy-type woman sort of getting in your face. Needless to say, I bought the card and am now looking for the perfect frame to put it in. Some of my greatest life lessons…

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Pearls, Pens, Theme Songs and Huli Huli Chicken

Dear 2008 Debutantes, I’ve been thinking a lot about this past year, and I’d like to leave two thoughts with you – my version of a legacy, so to speak: Theme Songs Huli Huli Chicken First, about the theme songs: if you haven’t already found a theme song for your debut novel, think about getting one. For GOOD THINGS, my theme song is Imogen Heap’s “Goodnight and Go.” I literally…

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Groupie by Deb Mia

I’m a bit of a loner. I think, as a writer, most of us are by default – we don’t necessarily think we fit in, we’d rather be writing, we’d rather be reading, we have a healthy dose of insecurity and anxiety. In general I tend not to do the group thing. For me, it’s just a lot of work; I tend to get easily frustrated. I do much better…

Thursday, July 26, 2007

The End … Well, Almost by Deb Mia

It hit me today. I’m no longer a Deb. I mean, I am and always will be a Debutante in spirit, but in the strictest sense of the word, I no longer qualify. My “debut” has passed – my “debut” novel, GOOD THINGS, came out this past February. I didn’t realize how much I would miss it, now that it no longer applies. *sniff* But you know how it goes…

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mia in the Middle by Deb Mia

Middles are tough. To start off, my middle is currently much too wide, the result of too much chocolate and caffeine this past month as I finished THE ALOHA DIARIES. I just didn’t think that a few extra bites of chocolate, McDonald’s, potato chips and all sorts of junk that seemed to call to me would matter in the end. I was wrong. To go off topic here for a…

Thursday, July 12, 2007

False Starts and New Beginnings by Deb Mia

I’m one of those people that has a million ideas — for everything. I think I’m a closet wannabe inventor. For example, I came up with those little ear mittens before L.L. Bean did. Uh-huh. Really. I think that’s why writing suits me as it does — turns out I also have a million ideas for novels, short stories, screenplays, you name it. Of course, such things are also incredibly…

Thursday, July 5, 2007